CORONATION Street fans blasted the soap for being “too violent” after Gary Windass was attacked by loan shark Rick in tonight’s episode.
Rick loses his temper after Gary failed collect money from one of their debtors.
He had the former soldier up against the wall and gave him a good seeing to – leaving Gary battered, bruised and feeling raw.
Fans at home were left furious, taking to Twitter to make their feelings known.
One wrote: “#Corrie Do they have to have violence in Corrie. Can’t we have something nice for a change?”
Another said: “This money lender story is so over the top #corrie”.
A third wrote: “Coronation Street is getting way too violent these days! Sort it out!!”
Actor Mikey North, who plays Gary, revealed to The Sun Online last week that his character could end up being KILLED by Rick and that the loan shark is an even worse villain than serial killer Pat Phelan!
Speaking to The Sun Online’s Soap Bubble, he admitted: “I’ve always said, the amount of Platt’s boyfriends and husbands that have died.
It’s probably got to be me next, but I’ve had a good run!”
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Mikey, 32, believes Rick is just as dangerous as serial killer Pat Phelan, but is more likeable.
“I quite like the character Rick, the way he’s written, it’s almost like the likeable scary bad guy,” Mikey told us.
“He’s got some pretty decent one liners whereas Pat was pretty much bad through and through, so I think there’s a bit more to like about Rick, but I wouldn’t mess with him.”
Corrie fans have already seen ruthless Rick threaten Sarah and her family if Gary doesn’t keep working to pay off his debt.
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